Lares Short Inca Trail MachuPicchu 5/4
  • 4 Day(s) 3 Night(s)
  • Jan 1’ - Dec 31
  • Min Age : 10+

Lares Trek to Machupicchu 4d/3n

Lares Trek To Machu Picchu 4D/3N INCA LAND ADVENTURES Travel Peru is the only tour operator with its own scenic and cultural trekking route, that treks COMPLETELY OFF THE BEATEN PATH with the LARES TREK TO MACHU PICCHU. You pass through the most isolated indigenous communities keeping the Inca culture alive, and get the privilege to interact with them. Our own unique route is incredibly picturesque, with majestic ice glaciers, shockingly blue glacial lakes, waterfalls, llamas, and alpacas. We are the only tour operator ending the trek at the natural HOT SPRINGS of Lares. NO ONE HAS A BETTER DEAL itinerary for this trek..

Day 1: Cusco – Lares – Kiswarani.

 We will leave Cusco at 06:00 am for your Lares Trek 4 Days to Machu picchu . We will be driven for about 2 hours to the valley of Calca where we will have breakfast, from where we keep going by our private van to the highest pass of this road at 4275 meters 13.891 feet. From there we will observe wonderful views of the snowcapped mountains, after enjoying the amazing views we keep driving to lares hot spring where we meet our horseman and have lunch before the trek begins.  while our professional chef prepares our delicious lunch we can take a bath in the hot spring which is an option.

Then we hike to Kiswarani waterfall, where our staff will set up our first camp at an altitude of 3600 meters 11.811. We will hike around  7 kilometers during this first part of the trek (3.72 miles). On the way, we will see Andean farmers wearing their typical costumes and their animals such as alpacas and llamas.

  • Campsite Elevation: 3930 m (12795 ft)
  • Hiking distance: 7 km/4.35 miles
  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Accommodation: Tents.
  • Difficulty: Moderate.


Day 2: Kiswarani – Condor Pass – Cancha Cancha

 After enjoying our delicious breakfast we will start walking at 06:30 a.m. We hike up to the Condor  pass at (at 4200 meters 13.779 feet, the highest pass of our hike) where we have the unparalleled landscapes and the amazing glacier, wallatas (Andean geese) swim in the clear blue waters. Upon arrival at the summit of Condor Pass, our guide will serve you a well-deserved cup of coca-tea, and you can take some time to rest while your  guide performs a spiritual offering ceremony to the sacred mountains of Sawasiray. From there we hike down to the lakes, We will have our delicious lunch close to these beautiful lakes watching Andean ducks, and queullas.

The second day is spectacular trekking through the Huaran mountain range, we will have many chances to spot a number of Andean bird species, including Andean condors, hawks and swallow. We will walk 15 kilometers during this day hiking (9 miles).

  • Campsite Elvation: 3,742 m / 12,2 ft
  • Highest altitude: 4735m / 15,541 ft
  • Distance: 16 km/ 9,942 miles
  • Duration:  8 hours
  • Accommodation: Tents
  • Difficulty: Difficult.


Day 3: Cancha Cancha – Ollantaytambo – Machu Picchu

 We walk down through the Cancha Cancha valley for about 3 hours. This town has pleasantly warm weather. On the way down we will observe corn and potatoes farm irrigated by water from the glaciers of the amazing snow peaks which dominate the valley and feed the river Urubamba, which they venerate and called Wilkamayu or the Sacred River, after having our lunch, we will take a bus for 20-minutes to the Inca village of Ollantaytambo, where we will catch the train to Machu Picchu where we overnight in a hotel.

  • Aguas Calientes: 2,000 m / 6,561 ft
  • Distance: 10 km / 6.21 miles
  • Duration: 4 hours
  • Accommodation: Hotel of 3 stars in Aguas Calientes town.
  • Difficulty: Moderate


Day 4: Aguas Calientes – Machu Picchu  – Cusco

This is the day you have been waiting for. We will wake up early to take the bus to Machu Picchu. It takes 30 minutes. Once at the checkpoint, we will show our Passports and the ticket. Then Our private guide will take you to the guardhouse where you will take a postcard picture of Macchu Picchu. After taking the classical picture, you will follow Circuit 2.

Your guide will spend around 2 hours explaining the highlights of Machu Picchu.   Afterward, you will have time to explore by yourself the ruins and hike Huayna Picchu if you have booked this option. (This is a separate entrance ticket that costs $65 per person). Finally, you will return to Aguas Calientes and take a train back to Ollantaytambo, and then a bus back to Cusco. Once in Cusco, we will transfer you back to your hotel.

  • Highest altitude: 2452m / 8,044 ft
  • Duration: 3 hour of guided tour in Machu Picchu
  • Difficulty: Easy
what makes us different

Transfer from the Airport to Hotel (on any date)

Private transportation from the hotel to trailhead

Local Licensed guide, fluent in English

Round trip train ticket from Ollantaytambo to Aguas Calientes and from Aguas Calientes to

Ollantaytambo and a transfer back to Cusco
Admission ticket to the Machu Picchu Archeological Complex
Private guided tour in Machu Picchu for 2 hours
2* hotel with private bathroom, hot shower, wifi, storage and buffet breakfast included
4 person MARMOT TENT
Comfortable foam mattress
Delicious gourmet meals during the 4 days, as indicated in the itinerary
Chef and cooking equipment
Horseman and mules, to carry all camping and personal equipment (7 kgs of your personal items such as extra clothes, sleeping bag will be carried by our mules)
Provision of a horse in case of emergency – In case of illness, to ensure trek can be completed by all participants
First-aid kit including emergency oxygen tank
Boiled water to fill in your bottles
Rain poncho
Transfer back to Cusco only for our group
Interaction with the local kids and community people
Backpack rain cover


Lares Trek to Machupicchu:Price Per Person:2024

1        Trekkers: $1150 USD

2        Trekkers: $850 USD
3 – 4 Trekkers: $800 USD
5 – 6 Trekkers: $750 USD

18 to 25 years old: $30 USD Information required on student card: name of university, student name, photo of student, expiration date etc. A copy of the card is required at booking for government approval for discount.
Under 18 years old: $30 USD Please send us a copy of your passport at the time of booking.
Under 11 years old: $40 USD Please send us a copy of your passport at the time of booking.
Group of 5 or more: $30 USD – All you need is to book the trek together at the same time.
Sleeping Bag –$20 USD per person per trek (It will be clean and warm)
Air Mattress –$20 USD per person per trek (Therm-a-rest mattresses)
Walking Poles -$20 USD per pair per trek (Professional poles that can be extended)
Personal tent- $35 USD – (Tent is for single trekkers only)
Vistadome Train Upgrade –$75 USD per person (Return Only)
Huayna Picchu Mountain –$75 USD per person (Please request when you book your Trek)
Machu Picchu Mountain – $75 USD per person (Please request when you book your Trek)
Single supplement-$35 USD per night (for solo travellers with single room)
**Huayna Picchu and Machu Picchu Mountain are optional treks within Machu Picchu Citadel which do not include a guide. The climb is usually done on your own after your tour of Machu Picchu Citadel. If you would like the extra hike to be guided, please request in advance. There is an extra cost for this extra guided tour.
TRANSFER – from the Airport to Hotel (Cusco Only)
DUFFEL BAG AND LINER BAGS – included in the trekking price!
BOILED WATER is included along the Inca Trail
OXYGEN TANK will be available along the trek
EMERGENCY HORSE is included in the price which can be ridden if you get tired or sick
PLASTIC RAIN poncho made by Inca Land Adventures is included.

IMPORTANT: Some of the reasons that our price may be higher than that of other agencies are the following:

We ALWAYS book the maximum number of porters possible (according to Inca Trail regulations) so that our porters are not overloaded.

Also, We are the only travel operator in Peru that supplies porters with proper tents, sleeping pads and adequate food for this type of activity.
We always we take care our hosremans and horses during our alternative treks so tiping it will be the seim as for the porters

Beware of this when booking they might be cheaper because of this!

2 people (minimum group size) should have a maximum of 7 porters and 16 people (max group size) should have 22 porters.
** Tips for porters, cooks or guides are optional and are NOT included in our price. However our advice is that you tip our staff based on their performance, service and knowledge. Our guidelines for tipping our staff is the following:
Each porter gets 100 Soles, each assistant cook 150 Soles, the Main Chef gets 300 Soles.make sure to tip more if your trip it is more than 5 days or if it is luxury treks
Assistant Tour guides can be tipped collectively by the members of the group, we suggest a 5% of the total cost of the tour.
Main guides are tipped on a one on one basis and based on their performance. Tour guides are professional people who spend a lot of time training in different other fields such archaelogy, history and WFA. We suggest people to consider tipping our guide a 10% to 15% of the value of your tour.
Train included in all tours is the Expedition train (to Ollanta). Train times will only be confirmed once full amount of tour is paid. The earliest train you could take is the 2:55 PM and the 9:20 PM being the last train (high season June to September). We will organize the transport back to Cusco (by taxi or by bus).


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